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29 11, 2018

The #1 Reason You Should Hire & It’s Not Talent

By |November 29th, 2018|blog, Business|Comments Off on The #1 Reason You Should Hire & It’s Not Talent

TeroVesalainen / Pixabay Many managers look at hiring through an imperfect lens for the 21st Century. They dutifully review resumes and talk about previous experiences, and then they make decisions based on that information. As a general rule, do not hire for talent, knowledge or skill. The number one reason I hire people [...]

27 11, 2018

How to Maximize the Performance of Your Email Marketing

By |November 27th, 2018|blog, Marketing, news|Comments Off on How to Maximize the Performance of Your Email Marketing

PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay Email marketing is likely a significant part of your nonprofit fundraising efforts. Everyone knows that it's essential to look at email performance and make adjustments as needed continually. However, there's a lot you have to think about when developing a successful email marketing program, which needs to be regularly evaluated [...]

22 11, 2018

Red Shoes Living, A Thanksgiving Message

By |November 22nd, 2018|blog, personal, Personal Inspiration|Comments Off on Red Shoes Living, A Thanksgiving Message

I hope you're reading this message today as you are about to celebrate a peaceful, joyful and happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family. It's essential for all of us to remember how fortunate we are in this great country. There's no place I'd rather be because if you work hard, are disciplined and consistent, [...]

20 11, 2018

10 Signs You’re a Nonprofit Leader

By |November 20th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 10 Signs You’re a Nonprofit Leader

markusspiske / Pixabay Leaders are made, and they understand that to get their nonprofit teams to follow, they have to be aware of who they are both as people and managers. Becoming a great leader means continually developing your skills and your awareness about who you are and also working to improve those [...]

15 11, 2018

5 Easy Ways to Get Better at Personal Growth

By |November 15th, 2018|blog, personal, Personal Inspiration|Comments Off on 5 Easy Ways to Get Better at Personal Growth

Pexels / Pixabay There’s a lot of negativity in the world, but I also see that there are many people who want to make their part of it a better place. A quote that’s been attributed to Gandhi was that we should each try to be the change. When each one of us [...]

8 11, 2018

How to Prepare Yourself for the Next Recession

By |November 8th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on How to Prepare Yourself for the Next Recession

stevepb / Pixabay If you've been keeping up with the business news lately, then you are aware that there's been a lot of discussion about the next recession. Few who experienced the 2008 downturn were left untouched in some way, even if they held onto their jobs. Many people's pensions were wiped out, [...]

6 11, 2018

How to Get Your Board to Support Your Cause

By |November 6th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on How to Get Your Board to Support Your Cause

Free-Photos / Pixabay A few years ago, I wrote an article that was titled, 5 Decisive Ways to Support Your Nonprofit Board’s Fundraising Efforts. As we approach Giving Tuesday and the holiday season, this is the time to be focusing on one of the elements I mentioned like a laser. That would be [...]

1 11, 2018

How to Leverage #GivingTuesday for Your Company Brand

By |November 1st, 2018|blog, Business|Comments Off on How to Leverage #GivingTuesday for Your Company Brand

By now you may have heard about Giving Tuesday, which is on Tuesday, November 27th, and perhaps you've wondered how to get your business involved. It makes good sense to associate your brand to the most prominent social good day of the year because it provides you with a competitive advantage. Savvy business leaders understand [...]

30 10, 2018

How to Capture the Hearts of Your Donors, And Their Wallets

By |October 30th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on How to Capture the Hearts of Your Donors, And Their Wallets

Pexels / Pixabay What’s the one activity you must to do to get a contribution from a donor? You have to capture their heart, then their mind, and then you will get the contribution. As we get into one of the most critical periods of fundraising for the year, your nonprofit team has [...]

25 10, 2018

How to Close Your First Deal in Business

By |October 25th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on How to Close Your First Deal in Business

rawpixel / Pixabay Recently a colleague of mine reached out to me to see what he should be doing now that he was in the process of negotiating his first deal. It would be a sweet deal for the company in the six-figure range, so there was a lot of pressure on his [...]